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Blueberry Classic golf set

MARQUETTE - The fifth annual Blueberry Classic golf outing will be held Friday, July 24, at the Northern Michigan University Golf Course in Chocolay Township.Funds raised benefit the NMU Student Flexible Aid Fund, where students can apply for help in covering costs such as auto repairs, medical ...

Marana aces Gentz’s hole

MARQUETTE - Jan Marana of Marquette sank her first career hole-in-one on June 25 at Gentz's Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township.She aced the 100-yard No. 2 hole while using a 7-iron.Witnesses were Debbie Mattson, Kathie Lindberg and Pat Black.

Negaunee to host tennis

NEGAUNEE - Registration is open for the second session of the Start/Restart adult tennis program in Neguanee.The program runs from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday nights.For more information or to register, call Josh Kitto at 250-0669.

Offensive Explosion

NEGAUNEE - The Negaunee Explosion Junior League softball team lived up to its name Tuesday night as it swept the Baraga Nitro in a best-of-three series to win a two-team district title.Negaunee won the opener 13-0 and scored 14 runs in the second inning during the nightcap en route to a 21-8 ...

Marquette native wins gold at World University Games

MARQUETTE - Marquette native Wesley Vear and his eight-man crew won a gold medal in rowing at the Summer World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea, on Tuesday. He worked from Seat 4 in the middle of the U.S. men's eight competition to help the team post a winning time of 5 minutes, 37.30 ...

Blue Storm advance in Mid-Pen League playoffs

CHANNING - Noah Olgren and Ozzy Corp hit home runs and Connor Hanlon twirled a one-hit complete game to power the Ishpeming Blue Storm to a 6-2 victory over the Copper Country Flames in the opening round of the Mid-Peninsula League American Legion baseball playoffs in Channing on Tuesday ...

Manistique bows in Senior baseball district

Manistique pitcher Lucas Sundling, right, fields a bunt in front of catcher Bryce Clarkson during a Little League Senior baseball district tournament game against Kingsford played in Quinnesec on Tuesday. Kingsford won 21-0 and 18-0, both in five innings, to win the district title. Manistique ...

Wright, Myers lead Marquette LL

MARQUETTE - Braden Wright and Cooper Myers combined on the pitching mound to lead Marquette to a 13-3 victory over Ishpeming in the opening game of the 11- and 12-year-old Little League baseball district tournament held in Marquette on Tuesday evening.Wright, Lincoln Sager and Ty Lotterman each ...

Lafountain aces NMU hole

MARQUETTE - Bill Lafountain celebrated the Fourth of July holiday by sinking a hole-in-one at the Northern Michigan University Golf Course on Saturday.The course member used a fairway wood to ace the 128-yard fifth hole.Witnessing the feat was playing partner M.C. Keeler.

Girls hoops camp next week

ISHPEMING - Ishpeming High School will host a girls basketball camp for grades 3 to 12 over four days next week.The camp will meet at the school's new gym each day from Monday through Thursday, with grades 3-5 running from 5 to 6:30 p.m., grades 6-8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and grades 9-12 from 8 to ...

Start/Restart tennis scheduled

MARQUETTE - The Start/Restart adult tennis program begins Monday in Marquette and runs each Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for six weeks.For more information or to register, call Josh Kitto at 250-0669.

LL tourney start times updated

MARQUETTE - Though the matchups and the dates remain the same from a story in Saturday's Mining Journal, there are a number of updates on times of games in two Little League baseball all-star tournaments being held in Marquette this week and next.For the 11-12-year-old baseball, all games being ...

Champions crowned at Westwood

ISHPEMING - Champions were crowned in four divisions of the Westwood High School Alumni Softball Tournament on Sunday.National Mine barely prevailed in its annual game against Champion, winning 10-9 as Fred Cox led the way going 3 for 4 with a triple. Teammates Fred VanLuven and Judy Morcom ...

Mid-Pen American Legion baseball playoffs open Tuesday

CHANNING - Due to thunderstorms in the forecast for today, all games have been pushed back a day in the six-team Mid-Peninsula League American Legion baseball playoffs to be contested this week in the northern Dickinson County community of Channing.The Marquette Blues, regular season champions ...

LeDuc sinks first hole-in-one

MARQUETTE - Gordy LeDuc of Marquette sank his first career hole-in-one in 30 years of playing golf on Friday at No. 7 hole at the Marquette Golf Club's Heritage Course.He used a 5-wood to ace the 115-yard hole and shot 46 for his nine-hole round.His wife, Kay LeDuc, witnessed the feat.

Plenty of room to grow

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Reds truly are a work in progress.At least their players are after challenging and succumbing to their "older brothers," the Marquette Blues, 15-3 on Saturday morning at the Gerard Haley Memorial Field in north Marquette."This wasn't bad considering we have a bunch of ...

Brother’s streak remains intact

All good things must come to an end - just not yet.Going into last Sunday's game at Comerica Park in Detroit, my twin brother Jay Marietti held an improbable streak that has spanned roughly 22 years - he had never attended a professional sporting event where the team he was rooting for had ...

US team’s Wambach all about the winning

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - With the title match looming, Abby Wambach isn't mincing words."All I care about is winning this World Cup," she said.The star U.S. forward is playing in her fourth Women's World Cup, and she says it will be her last. A victory in the final match that starts at 7 ...

Ishpeming crowns 36th annual champs

ISHPEMING - Championships were decided in the three divisions of the 36th annual Ishpeming High School Alumni Softball Tournament at Al Quaal Recreation Area on Saturday.In the veteran Hematite Division, the Class of 1962 finished its run in this tourney on a high note, holding off the combined ...

1970s-era alumni win in Westwood tourney

ISHPEMING - Friday was the third day of the four-day Westwood Alumni Softball Tournament with winning teams getting close to their championship games.In games at Sunnyside Field in Ishpeming Township, the combined classes of 1975-76-77 upended 1988, 14-5. Brian Maki and Kim Joki both went 4 for ...